CIArb News

UK Ministry of Justice issues call for evidence on Dispute Resolution

06 Aug 2021

On the 25th anniversary of Lord Woolf’s landmark Access to Justice Report, the UK Ministry of Justice has issued a consultation on how dispute resolution processes can be more fully integrated within the justice system. Specifically, the call for evidence is seeking views from the judiciary, legal profession, mediators and other dispute resolvers, academics, the advice sector, court users, and anyone who has experience of dispute resolution both within and outside the court system. 

CIArb are keen to represent the views of our members.

The consultation follows the recent Civil Justice Council report on compulsory mediation, which found that mandatory mediation would be compatible with UK law and would also be desirable in suitable areas of the justice system. CIArb welcomed the report as a significant step towards using mediation and ADR to their full potential in providing access to justice, alleviating pressures on the court system, and underpinning economic growth. We made clear our willingness to work with the Judiciary and the Ministry of Justice on how the principles put forward by the report can be applied in practice, and we will be submitting a comprehensive response to this consultation as part of that commitment. 

If you would like to convey your own views to be taken into account in the formation of our response, please contact Lewis Johnston, ljohnston@ciarb.org, no later than Friday 24th September.

30 Jun 2022

Catherine Dixon, CIArb elected to IFCAI Council

On 8 June 2022, the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI) appointed CIArb’s Director General, Catherine Dixon, to its Council along with several other new Council Members, all of whom are prominent and influential members of the ADR community.

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15 Jun 2022

Lahore Arbitration Declaration ratified at CIArb Pakistan Branch launch

On 27 May 2022, the newly launched CIArb Pakistan Branch held its inaugural Conference on Judicial Perspectives on Domestic and International Arbitration in Pakistan.

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14 Jun 2022

Roebuck Lecture 2022 delivered by the Rt. Hon. Sir Geoffrey Vos

On 8 June 2022, the Master of the Rolls and Head of Civil Justice in England and Wales, the Rt. Hon. Sir Geoffrey Vos delivered the 12th Roebuck Lecture on “Mandating Mediation: The Digital Solution” at 12 Bloomsbury Square to both an in-person and online audience.

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